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Vancouver has a lot more events these days that it did before for ticket buyers. The market here has changed. 

 

People dish out hundreds to see singers and other acts... not to mention, watching in the comfort of your home or going to a bar is much better value with HD these days.

 

Rock Bottom? 

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   The Canucks benefit from an avid and smart fan base when the team is competetive. The flip side of that we are seeing now is that smart fans can see their mistakes and shortcomings very clearly and speak volumes with the attendance figures. Also the big changes in NHL hockey from 25 years ago to now are profound. A lot of the rough play has been slowly weeded out with the rule change over reaches. Many regular season games are very tame poke check defensive hockey 2-1ish score games. Granted there is much more speed and skill but they should address the goalie gear size and probably commit to bigger nets - 2 puck widths wider and 1 puck taller perhaps. If the NHL is going to stick with the tamer hockey they need to increase scoring to make it entertaining to get more live attendance.

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On ‎2017‎-‎11‎-‎07 at 11:38 AM, gregthehockeynut said:

   The Canucks benefit from an avid and smart fan base when the team is competetive. The flip side of that we are seeing now is that smart fans can see their mistakes and shortcomings very clearly and speak volumes with the attendance figures. Also the big changes in NHL hockey from 25 years ago to now are profound. A lot of the rough play has been slowly weeded out with the rule change over reaches. Many regular season games are very tame poke check defensive hockey 2-1ish score games. Granted there is much more speed and skill but they should address the goalie gear size and probably commit to bigger nets - 2 puck widths wider and 1 puck taller perhaps. If the NHL is going to stick with the tamer hockey they need to increase scoring to make it entertaining to get more live attendance.

You bring up some interesting points, but the biggest "bang for the buck" would be to dispose of the Sweeds ASAP.  With Edler & Errikson back in the lineup with the old Sedins, were right back to the same old slow, predictable misplays we all had to endure last year.   The sooner they get rid of these guys and let the next generation take over - the better.  Leaving those sweedish "has-been" players in there is too painful to watch and is turning thousands of fans away in droves.  It's not coincidence that while Edler & Erikson were out with injuries and the Sedins pushed to the end of the bench and limited to 10 minutes a game that the games were finally exciting to watch and we were WINNING !

 

WTF, WHEN WILL MANAGEMENT FIGURE THIS OUT ?????????????????????????????

 

WE NEED HOPE & SOMETHING FRESH TO WATCH ! 

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On ‎11‎/‎7‎/‎2017 at 11:38 AM, gregthehockeynut said:

   The Canucks benefit from an avid and smart fan base when the team is competetive. The flip side of that we are seeing now is that smart fans can see their mistakes and shortcomings very clearly and speak volumes with the attendance figures. Also the big changes in NHL hockey from 25 years ago to now are profound. A lot of the rough play has been slowly weeded out with the rule change over reaches. Many regular season games are very tame poke check defensive hockey 2-1ish score games. Granted there is much more speed and skill but they should address the goalie gear size and probably commit to bigger nets - 2 puck widths wider and 1 puck taller perhaps. If the NHL is going to stick with the tamer hockey they need to increase scoring to make it entertaining to get more live attendance.

Definitely there is a vast difference between playoffs and regular season hockey. So much so that some games are now described as having a playoff atmosphere and talked about nationwide.

 

Eliminating the "cheater", even named for what it is, would make a big improvement in scoring. How on earth did something called a cheater become protective equipment?

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NHL hockey is exciting to watch live.  It is extremely fast.  The major problems are too much hockey and too expensive.    I took a family member last year and it was close to a 500 dollar night.   

 

Specifically with Van the problem is the team is a long ways away from contending and rather than play youth they prefer to go with Vanek and crew.  The other night Jake and Gaunce sat.  Guess what?   I didn't watch.  Not as protest but just as a simple knee jerk reaction.  Last year i watched simply to see Stech, and Nikita and at the end Brock.   

 

 

 

 

 

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